Alexandria police officers and Alexandria Sheriff’s deputies were among the 3,500 law enforcement personnel sworn in yesterday by U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Patrick Burke to keep people safe during today’s inaugural activities.
Health care policy deliberations are dominating much of the bandwidth in Washington at the moment. As the Virginia General Assembly session gets underway, there is also some discussion about making major alterations to state health care policy.
Metro GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that the Metrorail system will open two hours early – at 5 a.m. – this Saturday, Jan. 21, and add up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women's March on Washington.
Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at midnight on Inauguration Day – Friday, Jan. 20. From opening until 9 p.m., trains will run at near rush-hour service levels with peak fares in effect. Follow the links below for more service information for Inauguration weekend.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been awarded $1,884,992 by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration to improve track safety and protect employees who repair and maintain the Metro system. This competitive grant will support a Metro program to outfit track workers with technology bands that will alert them of incoming trains so they have enough time to move to safety.
The Office of Historic Alexandria, the comprehensive public history agency of the City of Alexandria, announced that Liz Williams has been appointed as Director of the City owned-and operated Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 N. Royal Street in Old Town, Alexandria.